Jamie Foxx is stepping behind the scenes to executive produce a limited series about iconic singer Marvin Gaye. With the blessing of the late singer’s family, Foxx’s series will tackle the ups and downs of Gaye’s life.
Marvin Gaye III, an executive producer on the new project, told The Hollywood Reporter, “This project will be a powerful and definitive telling of Marvin Gaye’s life story.”
Motown founder Berry Gordy adds, “Marvin was the truest artist I have ever known. I am confident that this is the right team to bring his story to the audience in an authentic and compelling way.”
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Gaye was one of Motown’s biggest stars before his death in 1984. Numerous people have tried to bring the icon’s story to the screen, but plans always fell through. Foxx will produce alongside Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones.
“We’ve been involved in a number of attempts to get this done,” says de Passe, “And now that we’ve been able to marshal all the forces, and Jamie’s come on board as a partner, we’re excited to get going.”
Stay tuned for more information.